Fahd arrested by KPK
Fahd El Fouz, a suspect in the graft scandal surrounding deliberations on the 2011 Regional Infrastructure Adjustment Fund (DPID), was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission after nearly six hours of questioning on Friday.
Fahd, who was handcuffed, is currently being detained at the KPK detention facility in the basement of the agency’s headquarters in Kuningan, South Jakarta.
Fahd’s lawyer Syamsu Huda told reporters that his client was detained because he had been threatened.
“My client received threats through phone calls. He was also visited by unidentified men,” Syamsu said.
Fahd allegedly gave Rp 6.25 billion (US$662,500) in bribes to National Mandate Party politician Wa Ode Nurhayati, who was also a budget committee member, to secure the DPID disbursement for three regencies in Aceh: Pidie Jaya, Bener Meriah and Aceh Besar, as well as Minahasa in North Sulawesi.
Fahd also said that two leaders of the House of Representatives budget committee, Tamsil Linrung of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and Mirwan Amir of the Democratic Party, were in charge of disbursing the funds.
KPK spokesman Johan Budi said that Fahd would be detained at the KPK detention center for 20 days.
Johan said that the KPK had not yet received reports on threats against Fahd. (lfr)